Our hair can go through a variety of different changes when we decide to have a chemical treatment. The different treatments can include;
When we choose to have these treatments it changes the structure of the hair. And how it changes will vary from head to head, and treatment to treatment. Today we want to talk about the changes that cause us grief on a day to day basis.
Some common symptoms of chemically treated hair;
Now don’t get me wrong there are many positives with these treatments and we’ll discuss these another day.
Most commonly, all of the mentioned symptoms are a result of the hair being over processed. Now this doesn’t necessarily mean in one visit to the salon or the supermarket (whichever floats your boat), although it can be in severe cases. Over processed simply means that you have applied strong or too many chemical treatments than your hair shaft or scalp can handle, and again the capacity in which the hair and scalp will handle will vary between individuals. However, keep in mind chemical treatments may not be the sole cause of those symptoms.
Hormones and medications can cause our hair and scalp to change, in addition to different types of water like bore water and chlorine, as well the use of copper piping in your house, all of these can cause a buildup of excess minerals on your hair.
Some of these issues are unavoidable but it can help if you are aware of these things, chat to your hairdresser about them so that they can recommend different suitable treatments and ways to help manage your hair.
It is important to remember before applying any chemical treatments what you have had done to your hair previously, because depending on the length of your hair you may have some old underlying chemical treatments still in your hair which ultimately results in the over processing of your hair. In the coming weeks we’ll discuss hair lengths and what to consider.